Parliamentary Integrity initiated an investigation into allegations the defense minister and Mullah testify

2016/8/3 16:21

[Oan- Baghdad]

An informed source said, that the inquiry by the Committee on Parliamentary Integrity began its investigation on Wednesday on charges of Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi to House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, and a number of deputies of corruption.

The source told all of Iraq [where] that "the Parliamentary Integrity Commission initiated an investigation with regard to the issues raised on some of the characters and today hosted former deputy Haider Mulla his request and put forward the accusations against him by the Minister of Defense hearing on interrogation and some of the issues raised by the members of the committee and there were answers from him".

He added that "members of the Committee demanded that Mullah presentation of evidence and clues, which made some of them not only by the related, but government institutions," adding that Mullah "did not provide official documents in his testimony but was answered oral and believe that through it will reveal the facts."

The source, said that "a lot of things began to unfold and will announce to the Iraqi people after the access to the results, and will guide official letters to these institutions to clarify the ideas proposed by Mullah."

The source revealed that "the investigative committee will host Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and names covered and described the accusations as well as the other did not come up in the media."

"The Integrity Commission took it upon themselves to stand at the same distance from all sides away from political pressure and be their work professionally and objectively to reveal the facts and is serious about fighting corruption."

The House of Representatives had been questioned Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, the first on Monday, without resolving questioning his decision and postponed it to the next sessions.

He accused al-Obeidi, at the meeting, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and lawmakers including Mohammed Karbouli and former MP Haider Mulla exercise extortion to pass arming decades around suspicions of corruption worth millions of dollars, said al-Jubouri, "March political blackmail to pass arming and buy cars decades processes for transmission to those close to him for the purpose of get commissions on account of Iraqi blood.

Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and strongly denied accusations the defense minister, "calling it" the play to thwart his interrogation, "declaring that he would" sue-Obeidi to these accusations and hauling raised by the Commission on Public Integrity to investigate them. "

Jubouri Office announced today filed a lawsuit against al-Obeidi on the charges.

The chief prosecutor, moving complaint public right against all those named in the words of Secretary of Defense during the questioning session, which includes assigning the facts of corruption to the mentioned "Accordingly, the Supreme Judicial Council decided to form a body investigative jurisdiction to investigate the matter mentioned in coordination with the Commission on Public Integrity ".

From his part, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Integrity Commission to investigate the accusations and is cooperating with the verification committees in the House of Representatives on the issue and "that does not have one is above the law."

Abadi also ordered yesterday to prevent travel all the characters and names contained in the charges, "in order to investigate the validity of the allegations and that the seriousness of the charges contained" which was rejected by al-Jubouri and considered "outside the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister for attachment to the elimination."